Climate

Climate Imperative: lower natural gas

October 31, 2019

                                                 Climate imperative: lower natural  gas                                                             Tractor swarm Dover Plains NY  January 2019          Qualitative summary Earth’s atmosphere handles methane and CO2 very differently.  It disposes completely (mostly by oxidation) of an [...]

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Divergent metrics for methane’s heating effect

October 26, 2019

CO2-e , CO2-e* and CO2-ew:  Divergent  Metrics for  Methane’s Additions  to  Atmospheric Heating in Scenarios of Sub-optimal or no Mitigation.    photo of a playground in Butler Co PA USA next to a fracking pad is by Moms for Clean Air Force   source: www.climatevisuals.org Summary: I did simulations using the GWP and the variant GWP* [...]

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CO2-e is the Wrong Metric for Methane’s Heating Effects

October 10, 2019

     Schematic illustration of how global mean temperatures respond to different emissions trends in carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4)  source Allen, Cain Lynch Frame (2018)   Summary The atmosphere,  a major sector of the carbon cycle,  manages methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2)  very differently.   Use of a Global Warming Potential ratio (GWP)  [...]

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Methane Manifest

September 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        Methane Manifest                                                                                        Idealized conception of fracking   source http://greenplug.nu/hydraulic-fracturing-what-is-hydraulic-fracturing/  Summary By holding yearly methane emissions constant or falling for the next ten years and keeping them on that track thereafter, humanity could arrest that gas’s outsize additions to atmospheric heat-trapping.  Letting methane emissions rise year after year as they are almost certainly doing [...]

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Methane madness

August 10, 2019

  Rising unacknowledged  emissions of methane from the natural gas supply chain  are dangerously under-estimated as  a driver  of global heating and must be ended. Stephen Q. Shafer  MD MA MPH                                                                                                     Aerial view of fracking pad in Pennsylvania  photo source Smithsonian magazine Summary:  The  natural gas industry  is now  the largest source  of [...]

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Over-heaters Anonymous:the Methane Diet

June 24, 2019

                                                                                                    Why We Must Control  Methane Emissions Now! Note:  the title of this post has been changed to that immediately  above,  because the original title was a weak pun about a serious topic.  I have not changed the permalink,, since that is in  circulation already.  http://www.anchorageromneys.com/2019/06/over-heaters-a…e-methane-diet Summary:  This picture-essay   explains  why methane  must [...]

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